Friday, May 16, 2008

Portland Sample Spree

Hey all! After a long, grueling, obstacle-riddled journey to the fair city of Portland (Oregon Trail after all?), we immediately went to work. No rest for the bleary-eyed! Here are a few peeks of booths we got to see....don't worry, there are more to come!

Deborah of Deborah's Designs was nice enough to give us the Sugar Candy quilt she designed for us!





And lastly, there was the always crazy event known as Sample Spree. Check out the fun at Moda's booth.

We even snagged a bundle to give away. Comment on this blog post, and we will hold a random drawing to give away this Portabello Market bundle by 3 Sisters, due out in September. Winner will be posted next Friday (not tomorrow)!

For now, good night! Talk to you more tomorrow!

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chktrk said...

Looks like fun!

Enjoy!

Miss Lobelia said...

Wee! I was browsing the MODA web site the other day and saw these fabrics, they are beautiful! I wish I was there, all these new fabrics...

Tiffany said...

Woohoo! Count me in!

52quilts said...

Thanks for the photos - have been to several local shops around Portland this week and all I heard was "Market" - looking forward to all the new stuff coming!

Corey said...

So jealous of you!! I can't wait for more pics!

polkadotpatchwork said...

One word. . .jealous! I just can't wait to see all the new yummy projects once you're home. Enjoy yourself and thanks for sharing a few "kodak moments" with us!

Reina said...

Wow that looks like so much fun! I totally NEED to go next year!

Kathy said...

Alas, I live in Portland and can't get into the show. But I am sure my LQS will have goodies to talk about next week.
BTW I hope you are enjoying our beautiful (and a bit toasty) Oregon weather.

krissdawn said...

To market, to market, to market I go!

But wait! I'm in Louisiana!

Ohhhh if only I were in Portland then to market I would go!

Thank you for sharing your experiences at Portland's market!

bookmimi1 said...

Thanks for your large pictures of the fabrics! It makes a difference!

Hoffrooe said...

Oh, how I wish I quilted when I lived in Portland! This show looks terrific, how inspiring. I would love to go to one of these events with my credit card and canvas bags handy!

Thanks for all the wonderful photos!

Kari said...

That looks like so much fun! I wish I could tag along. Thanks for the fabric giveaway too. I love 3 Sisters!

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autumnquilter said...

I agree with the comments about the lack of shops and events on the East Coast - oh how I wish I lived near the west and could travel to these events and shops I see on the shop hops.....but for now quilting with last years fabrics and waiting for the new - maybe in the form of a "freebie" Thanks for Sharing....

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Di said...

Wow, wow and more wow! I would so love to wander around there looking at everything! Please, more pictures!

Debbie said...

OK, I'm a terrible blogger. Apparently you guys took our Texas mid-summer heat to Oregon. Bummer! But the show looks great and I wish I were there!

Sara said...

Looks like fun! Wish I was there!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW aftere my computer FINALLY stopped loading I'd love to put my name in for your giveaway Kim. Looks like alot of fun there at Market.
Have fun!!

Kaye said...

I would have loved to been there. Really enjoy all the photos. Thanks! Keeping my fingers crossed I win!!!!!!!!!

diane jones said...

Thanks for sharing the Spring Quilt Market for those of us that cannot attend. I could really use the new fabric as I am just ready to start a new quilt.

Anne said...

Wow! The Moda booth looks a little crazy, ha ha... but just a little. ;-)) I'd love to win the FQ Bundle, it looks so tasty. :-) Have Fun at the Market!

April said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I can't wait to see all the new fabrics!

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jpm2007 said...

Wish I could tag along next year. I am fun to be with, really. And would love to win the prize and share with my sister.

john said...

The show looked great! Thanks for the pictures. How did you get back without one of each!!?? Thanks for a chance to win the bundle!!

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Clara said...

It's a beautiful time of year to be in the Pacific Northwest and Portland has the best to offer--views of Mount Hood and rhododendron blooms to name a few.

Please take a moment from the 'frenzy' of Quilt Market to enjoy the city.

I look forward to shopping on your site. The fabric selection is truly amazing!!

Christie said...

I'm so jealous! What a feast for the eyes and spirit! Would love to be the one to play with those fabrics!

cook said...

Looks like fun..thanks for the pictures!

lucie said...

Thanks for the pictures - can't wait to see what's new!

Natalie said...

Count me in!! I love Moda fabric. That looked like a lot of fun!

Jo Anne said...

How exciting to be there in the midst of all that creativity!

FabFanatic said...

It looks like fun!

Lucy and Leena said...

Oh I wish wish wish I was there too!! Thanks for the pictures, can't wait to see more!!

mabel said...

Wow, looks fantastic, wish I was there! I love Moda fabrics, they are beautiful to work with. Love the pictures, have a wonderful time!

Robin C said...

thanks for posting the pictures of the booths, it makes it feel like I am there browsing around.

also thanks for having this little contest. Whoever wins is very lucky.

grandseven said...

Lots of work to setup. Have fun. All those fabrics !!!!!

Cayce said...

That looks like a great time (so far). Hope to see more yummy fabric soon!

Evy said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. Whish I was there!

Kind Regards,
Evy (the Netherlands)

miika said...

My first visit here (not to the shop, though), and I can't let this chance to win go by without posting a little comment, too :-)

I'd love to have been at this market... I'll be moving "across the pond" this fall to Canada, and I can't wait to go to all the quilt shows and markets you guys have over there!

Blondie said...

Wow- looks like you're having a great time!

Marsha said...

I think it is great that you post the pictures and comments of Quilt Market on your blog. You have to have the best site and internet store. Can't wait to see all you buy at Market!

Moog said...

Here it is, in my backyard, and I can't go - waaaaaaaaaa! I wouldn't know where to start, and worse yet, where to stop. Enjoy your very hot weekend here! I would love, love, love to win the pack!

Crazy In Pieces said...

Oh my gosh...the bundle would be so perfect. Enjoy the market...wish I was there.

yoka said...

It must be great to visit this Market. All this beautiful fabric - I wish I just had more time for quilting..

MRod said...

Wish I was there! Hope to win the bundle!

debbymom said...

Thank you for letting us tag along -- we're with you in spirit. Thanks for sharing your treasures with us as well!

Erzebat said...

oooo!! oooo!! pick me! Pick me! I have one corner in my sewing room that NEEDS a stack of FQs!
Keep up the good work!

Carla said...

hope you have a great time! can't wait til the houston show!

Jo Anne said...

How exciting to be in the midst of all that creativity.

LindaW said...

Would love to be a stowaway in your suitcase. Like children in a candy shop! How could one chose? Thanks for sharing.

Gwyn said...

It is mind boggling all the choices you have to make but you sure manage to pick all the best stuff

CQuilter said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. Wish I could've gone.

I'm crossing my fingers too.

Edrie said...

That looks like a dream come true! I can only dream of a trip like that. Thanks for 'virtually' taking us along!

Stacy A. said...

That looks like a whirlwind of fabric fun. So exciting and exhausting. Thanks for keeping us updated!

Carol said...

I appreciate you all so much more after seeing what you have to go through to provide us shoppers with great stuff! What fun it must be. :D

Dee said...

I would Love to be at market, would give my eye teeth, and wisdom teeth to be there. Your pictures and updates are greatly appreciated - have fun - YEA YOU!!
Dee

Pam said...

I've been to markets and they are such great fun..
Thanks for posting, and I can see through your eyes.. :0)

Karen said...

What a dream come true to see all that great fabric before it's available to the public! Wish I could be there.

Val said...

Looks like fun. Can not wait to read additional info from market and photos.

Sheila said...

Goooood Gravy!!!....how do you go to market and not bring home one of EVERYTHING...at least???
Keeping my fingers crossed that I might win your fabric treasure.
Thanks for sharing!

shelly said...

I love the new fabric coming out and can't wait to see the designs that go with them. Thanks for posting your experiences from the shows. I live in a smaller city and it's not possible for me to get to the big shows. This is a great way for me to see what's new! Thanks!

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Jackie said...

Wish I was there with you, I just love sample spree!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this fat quarter pack. Sounds YUMMY,portobello...LOL!

Bec said...

looks like a wonderful time!
love the pictures. okease add me ino the draw.
Thanks, Bec

j. said...

I've never been to market but it sure sounds like fun. Anything called a sample spree sounds like a good time!!

Becky said...

Thanks so much for posting from Market! It's fabulous seeing pictures of the booths, quilts, fabrics. Hope that you have a faulous time and find wonderful things for your shop.

Amanda said...

I can't wait to see close ups of the new lines! I love the colors in the first picture.

EmmyLizzy said...

I sooooo wish I lived in Portland!!

Jilly said...

ooh. thanks for the sneak peek. lots of pretty fabrics there.

Britt-Inger said...

Thanks Kimberly for all the nice pictures
I wish I have been there
Greetings from Sweden
I hope that I will be lucky to win the beatiful bundle

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Wow, those photos are amazing! I would love to be there!!!

tdtcross said...

What a lovely quilt, so soft and spring like! I am sorry to hear your trip was eventful, atleast you are getting to experience our area during a rare and beautiful sunny weekend! Thank you for posting the pictures, I would love to be there too! All that fabric to see, touch and oggle, Oh My, LOL. Thank you for the generous offer of being able to win that gorgeous bundle of fabric. I look forward to my daily emails from you! Sincerely, Tammy
tdtcross@yahoo.com

EmmyLizzy said...

I wish I lived in Portland!!

sheryl0306 said...

You make my day on Mondays and Fridays. Can't wait to check e-mail for the newsletter and Friday specials. I live on the East coast - are there quilt markets here that I don't know about? Can't wait to see what you bring back!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

All I can say is WOW! I'm really speechless. The chaos, the excitement, the quilters!!!!

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Carole said...

Wow.....my eyes strain to see the pretty models on the walls of the booths...and then I have to go searching for the ones I love the most...it's like a treasure hunt!!

Leisa said...

Looks fantastic. - Count me in for the chance to win!!

Edrie said...

Wow...you are so lucky. It would be a dream to be wandering around all of the new fabric lines. And the Moda sample table...does it get better! Thanks for 'virtually' taking us there!

lisa said...

Wow! the displaym is great. The pictures look fantastic, wish i was there. Maybe someday it will be close to me in michigan. Thank you lisa

dollie said...

To Market, To Market we will all go, now that we see what we missed! The Portabello Market bundle must surely have my name on it because I grew up in Montebello. What fun to have those beautiful fabrics to pet and love and dream about.

Wendy said...

I am so envious! Please see, touch, and love as many fabrics as you can so you can share it all with us. And a giveaway too... Thanks!

Zoe's Attic said...

I can't wait to see all the new things on your web site when you return from Market. Wish I could be a mouse in your pocket!

Cindy said...

Oh How I wish I could be there. I hope the Long Beach Quilt show will be just as fun.

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Becky S. said...

What a great giveaway- I love 3 Sisters fabrics. Market looks like a lot of fun. I can't wait to see more pictures!!!

jan0950 said...

Hi, I don't usually post but I sure would like to win! I read your blog everytime you p-ost. It's even on my home page! Thank you so much for info on designers and fabrics! Have fun at market, Would love to be there but don't trust myself!

C. said...

Ooooh, I like that pack!

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Bev said...

Hi there! Wish I was there to see all the great new products. Love that Moda fabric-my favorite fabric lines. Hope to win the give a way. Have fun. Love seeing the pictures.

Jan in TN said...

As I was reading the blog and looking at the pictures, I was thinking "how wonderful to be doing something one really enjoys!"

Maria said...

Isn't it a crime to have that much fun?

Jody said...

It all looks like so much fun!

kat said...

greetings from Downunder Australia!

WOW - one day I'm coming over for your wonderful shows!

Kate

scrapatches said...

Quit Market looks like such fun! Wish I was there ... hope I am lucky enough to win the sample bundle. Thanks for sharing the goodies .... <3 Pat

Kathy said...

SOMEDAY, I'd love to have my own shop and go to Market. Until then, I'll see it through you! Thank you!

Rebekah said...

so fun! would have loved to be there!

Annette said...

I'm really loving the teal winter hues from Bloom Creek and others that I see in the images. What fun! I'm looking forward to seeing more...up close and personal!

Tracey in CT said...

Oh boy, I sure would love to get to see quilt market someday...it looks like so much fun!!
I'd love to win that bundle!

cathy said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. I love being able to see what's coming!

JudyinTx said...

Great pictures, thanks for posting them. Thanks for the chance to win fabric.

Georgia said...

Oh my! The Moda sample spree looks dangerous!

Dawn said...

I want to go - but Australia is sooooooo far away! I turn green with envy looking at all of those wonderful photos - fabric, colour, quilts - inspiration!!! What more could a girl ask?

LaurieBelle said...

Looks like lots of fun. It's always soooo hard for me to decide what to buy when I go to a quilt show! I wish I could afford it all.

Ace45 said...

Oh! How I wish I was there with you...It looks so exciting and the booths are looking good. Keep us posted and what you do and what wonderful stuff you see. Thanks for the drawing....

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Doe said...

Looks like you're having fun! Wish I could be there...
Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see more photos.

Thanks for giving us all a chance to win. i'm crossing my fingers... and my toes! LOL!

RobynK said...

Oh my goodness, what fun. Sitting here in New Zealand I can only wonder at the work that has gone into the displays. This market is only for the wholesale market isn't it?
Would love to win the 3 sisters bundle. Fingers crossed.

Luanne said...

Oh Sample Spree looks like so much fun!! Can't wait to see what you buy Kimberly!
What a great prize!

Karen said...

I wish I was there too! Can't wait to see the next installment of pics!!!!

~D Spack~ said...

Man, 401 comments, my chances are great huh! :) That fabric would be loving here at my house! Thanks!

Sally said...

I just got back from Paducah, but this looks like way more fun.

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Kim said...

Yes, please, add me to the drawing!And have a wonderful time in Portland--wish I was there instead of 100 degree Sacramento!

Laura said...

Mmmm, Portabello fabric. Sounds yummy!

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing all the photos with us. Looks like a fabric Disney.

CallieA said...

Ooh, can't wait to see more! What FUN!

Dee said...

I would give my eye teeth (wisdom too) to go to a quilt market - anytime you want someone to tote and carry - I'm here:) - your pictures and comments are greatly appreciated. Dee

luvfabric said...

Thank you for the awesome preview! So fun to get a sneek peek!

hypertude said...

I love the looks of the Sugar Candy Quilt and can't wait to get one of my own!

anna fogg said...

I could win that?! Cool! as a homeschooling mom 0f 7 and recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer, your blog, site and emails inject quilty joy into my life. Your deliveries are prompt and wrapped nicely. Thank you, and wish me luck.
~anna in md

Joyce Dooley said...

Can only wonder what it would be like to visit the "Quilting Wonderland" at Portland. Just as well we have your Jolly Jabber so we can dream about going. Hope you gather some more great fabrics.

teachmusic said...

Wow - Sample Spree looks like WAY too much fun! Did everyone come away with all their fingers and toes intact?

scottylover said...

This looks like so much fun! Can't wait to see the new products at your sight. I love Moda fabrics, too!

pdlew said...

I can't wait to see some of the new fabrics that are coming out!!! Seeing those pictures puts me in the "sewing" mood!

Claudia said...

Quilt market must seem like shopping in heaven. I'd love to go.

Aileen B. said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures and snagging some fabric to give away! It is my dream to some day go to a Quilt Expo and/or Retreat. I get so excited seeing pictures of new items and it looks like so much fun. Being from Hawaii I will have much to ship home seeing we're limited on our baggage....oh well....happy quilting everyone!

Brenda said...

I would love a chance to win and I wish I was at the Market with you all. Sounds and looks like so much fun. I'm so jealous.

Love ordering from your site too- the fabric is beautiful and it arrives quickly after ordering. My heart starts pounding each time I click on your site.

Gina said...

Looks like a wonderful show.......I'll have to admire all the fabric from the opposite coast.

mawgaw said...

Looks like a lot of fun (and tired feet)! Have a blast and save the fat quarter bundle for me -

Bev said...

Looks like you are having fun! Wish I could be there. Love the Moda fabric line-my most favorite !! Hope to win the give away.

SGreen said...

Wow!! It looks like so much fun!! Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

Shouldn't it be illegal to have that much fun?

sewingmum22 said...

oh what fun it looks like you had, all that lovely to die for Moda fabric. Wish we had something of that magnitude over here in Australia....we can dream...

VincentMom said...

You must be in heaven! All that great new fabric.....thanks for sharing pictures with us!

Jackie said...

I wish I were there with you, I love sample spree!! Those fat quarters sound YUMMY! Portobello...LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

miniaturequilter said...

Sounds like fun! Please count me in too for the drawing!

Peggy said...

Thanks for the pix. I've always wondered what goes on in those market mania weekends. Looks like tons of fun, but work as well. Thanks for the peek at what we public never get to see, till 3 mos later.

LZ said...

Thnaks for sharing the photos. It is so energizing to see all of the lovely fabrics and quilts. New fabircs always tempt me to plan just one more project.

Wendy said...

I am so envious! Please see, touch, and love the fabric so you can share it with us later. And a give-away too... Thanks!

Ginger Patches said...

Thanks for the sneak peak of Market!! I would love to win that beautiful bundle! What a generous give-away :)

skfabcolectr said...

Kimberly, thanks so much for sharing all the great pics and excitement you all had in Portland! I too wish I could have been there, makes my hands sweat thinking of all that fabric so close at hand!! i too thank you for a chance to win such a great bundle!!! and i hope to win as well, but congrats to whom ever is chosen!

Summer Kithen Cafe said...

I am having fabric envy! Looks like a lot of fun.

skfabcolectr said...

So fun to see all that lovely fabric and quilts, makes me wish I had a quilt shop so i could go to market as well! Looking forward to all the new fab and patterns coming to the Fat Quarter Shop!

RobynK said...

Looking at your pictures from across the Pacific in New Zealand,I can only speculate as to how much work participants have gone erecting their displays. It must be awe-inspiring to be there.
I would just love to win 3Sisters fabric. Thanks for the opportunity.

benbel said...

You are sooo lucky! To be in the middle of all that FABRIC! One can dream......

Michelle said...

Wow - I would so love to go to see all the fun new stuff. Have a great time! Look forward to reading more about it and hope that just *maybe* I'll win the beautiful fabrics.

Perry said...

Would love to have been there for this one. Thanks for having a drawing! Hope I win! lol

Stchsluv@aol.com said...

Oh, all those fabrics, quilts and patterns look simply delicious! Can't wait to see what you bring back new from Market!

Caryn said...

I would love to go to market!! This looks like an awesome bundle, which I would love to win. Hope you have a super good time.

AbbyKat said...

Lucky you seeing all those yummy new fabrics. Thank you for sharing the excitement with us.

Conda said...

Welcome to my home state Kim! I hope you enjoy Portland and the sunny weather you brought us from Texas! Can't wait to see what you've picked up for us to drool over.

Conda >^..^<

Andrea said...

The booths look like so much fun. If only we could all poke around in them. Ahhh Heaven.

victoria girl said...

What exactly is quilt market? It looks like a lot of fun,,,can anyone attend?

Perry said...

Glad you are buying all of this stuff we will have to have, lol. Thanks for giving this bundle away, it is scrumptious!

Perry said...

Thanks for having this drawing!

Lorraine said...

One day.....one day.....I plan to get to market....that sample spree would be fabulous....hope I am not too old and infirm by the time I get there!!

Suzy said...

What fun! I wish I was at that Moda booth!

iSew said...

Oh my gosh, that quilt is beautiful! I can't wait to see more piccies.

Meredith said...

Greetings from Downunder! What a fantastic experience, all that fabric! I'd love to get there one day! I'd love to win, too.

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Meredith said...

Greetings from Downunder! What a fantastic experience, all that fabric! I'd love to get there one day! I'd love to win, too.

Lucypuff said...

Sweet! My boss (Scottie Dog Quilts) is up in Portland too! I can't wait to see what she brings home!

Lo said...

Thank you for sharing your fun with us. The fabric looks great and it would be nice to win. Hope you continue to have a safe journey.

cook said...

Thanks for all the great pictures. Wish I was there!

julie said...

Hi! from Australia. Thank you for the pics of spring market. You will certainly be busy ladies. Bring back plenty!!! Put me in the draw and thanks for sharing your spoils with us.

pinkchook said...

Looks like a fun, oh wish I could go to such a show,mm alll that fabric and those quilts heaven. Count me in for the giveaway please.

Cass said...

That sample spree looks and sounds great

Dawn said...

Oooooh - Australia is soo far away - you lucky girls! What more could you ask for - colour, fabric, quilts, inspiration. Thank you for the tour!
Kind regards - Dawn

Marjan said...

Whish we had that kind of market in the Netherlands.

Congratulations with your fifth annyversary!

Lynsey said...

Wow Quilt Market looks a lot of fun.
I would love to win that fabric.
I haven't bought a bundle for a long time.

Sharon said...

Wow!a chance to win a bundle. I'm in. I just got my business license this last week. Perhaps I'll get to market soon. It's looks like tons of fun.

AbbyKat said...

Thank you for sharing Spring Market with us. Looks like you are all having fun.

Di said...

Looks like so much fun! Please keep posting the pictures!

Becky said...

Thanks so very much for sharing photos from Quilt Market!!! The new items at Market are very much on the minds of those of us at home. Enjoy:)

Stephanie said...

Oh how I wish I was in Portland. LOVE that city. Combine it with fabric/quilting and it's Heaven on Earth! Can't wait to see all the new fabric and patterns.

Jessica said...

What inspiration these pictures are!! Thank You for sharing them! I'm off to finish some of my UFO's now that I got so inspired. ;-)

Greetings all the way from Sweden.

vy said...

I wish I could have been there!
Can't wait to see more pictures!!
-violet

Katie said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us! Oh, the quilts and the FABRIC, it would turn me into a zombie! I would love so much to be there.

chktrk said...

Enablers!!

So much fabric, so little time!!

Deb said...

Great pictures. Looks like you are haveing a great time. Wish I was there. Can't wait to see all the new fabric and patterns.
Thanks also for the chance to win a great bundle of fabric.

Evy said...

Whowww... wish I was there with you!

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LZ said...

How energizing to see all those lovely new quilts and fabrics. Looking forward to seeing the new collections.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Looks like fun!

Charon said...

Wow, the booths were so beautiful, wish I could live in one. Thanks for letting us dream.

acecraig100 said...

I have just been quilting a year. I love how fun and exciting this industry is. Thank you for teasing us with these fun pictures!

polkadotpatchwork said...

One word. . .JEALOUS. What a fun time you must be having. It appears there are great things on the quilting horizon.

Carol said...

Quilt Market looks like an awesome place to visit. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric bundle.

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